The sneezathon was quite an affair

with every sneeze recorded there.

To be eligible and part of the fold,

everyone had to be full of cold.


For safe excretion tissues were issued

allowing for bursts and repetitions,

every excretion counting as one

and carried on 'til day was done.


A scoreboard was put up for all to see,

with a tick for every discernible blow;

despite the infectious atmosphere

the enthusiasm was patently clear.


The winner was given a round of applause,

a certificate framed and signed by the mayor

in gilt and baize trimmed with leather

plus a perfect grey-white albatross feather.





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Thu 2nd May 2019 23:09

Thanks for commenting 220 August; I woke up with the word and the idea just flowed - literally. Actually I think it is harder to rhyme in humorous form as it is a delicate balance. Glad you like it, cheers.

Brian, excellent point. Could the venue be transferred there? They don't have mayors though!

Thanks for liking, Jon, Lisa and Anna!


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Brian Maryon

Wed 1st May 2019 11:10

Where was it held Ray...Qatar?

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Tue 30th Apr 2019 19:45

An orgy of sneezes! Nice poem - unique.

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